1904 wax cylinder: Full transcript of Bendigo speech

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This is the full transcript of the recording on the brown wax cylinder recorded in Bendigo, Victoria, c.1904. In this recording, we hear Albert Henry Randall, secretary of the Quarry Hill Methodist Sunday School, announcing the results of the examination...

''Mr Richards must be gratified at his success and has extended his favours and that of his worthy band of workers in this school.

''We shall proceed with the work of many scholars not connected with any school who wish to be enrolled as scholars, also any workers who will help us.

''We have again tendered our best thanks to all who have assisted us in the past and with confidence, rely upon them for their continued support in this great work of saving the young. In conclusion: We pray for God’s richest blessing to give to this school, and have prayed for the gift to the teachers and officers to enable them to carry on their work successfully.

''Officer Richards, Superintendent JB Edwards, secretary and treasurer Mr AH Randall, librarian S Smith. Teachers :Mr Baxter, Mr Jeffrey, Mr Raworth, Mr Williams, Mr Jealous, Mrs Baxter, Mrs Lancaster, Mrs Collins, Miss Fraser, organist Miss Jealous.

''This report is to lay down ratifying you as successful scholars, that out of seventy scholars, no less than sixty passed, one securing the possible number of marks therefore gaining the first prize for the whole of Victoria, and Tasmania.

''Two teachers also passed with credit, while one secured the second prize for the essay."


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